Nutritional Implications of Crohn’s Disease
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5110, 5120, 5220; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6
This continuing education course explores the cause of nutritional issues in Crohn’s disease patients, the prevention of nutritional concerns, nutritional management, and the potential for an enteral diet in remission and contribution to the prevention of relapse.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify specific nutritional consequences of Crohn’s disease.
- Identify potential nutrient deficiencies and choose appropriate blood testing.
- Analyze patients’ food/symptom records for potential symptom triggers.
- Describe diet’s role in Crohn’s disease development.
- Evaluate the potential need for enteral or parenteral nutrition in certain patients.
Barbara Andresen, MEd, RDN, LDN is a private practice dietitian in North Carolina who specializes in gastrointestinal disease and eating disorders. She’s an active board member for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group and in her district and state dietetic organizations.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR